KUALITAS PENGUCAPAN BUNYI BAHASA INGGRIS OLEH PEMELAJAR BAHASA INGGRIS YANG BERLATAR BELAKANG BAHASA JAWA DI SURAKARTA
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The quality of pronouncing English sounds by Javanese Learners of English (JLE) is much influenced by their way of speaking of their native language. The study aims to examine why Javanese English (JE) variation is to occur in JLE when producing the English sounds. The data are JLE’s speech of English in the context of words, phrases, and sentences which are collected by means of recording, testing and participant interview. The data analysis applies techniques of comparison and contrast _between RP and JLE pronunciation_ in the domain of impressionistic articulatory phonetics which is assisted by using Audio Edit Magic (AEM). The result shows that JLE produced JE because of knowing lack of Phonology and Phonetics, being interferenced of spelling, being confused of pronunciation in homographs or dual role words and tongue-twister, and being lack of knowing suprasegmental features. Moreover, JE can be performed as having the characteristics in the lack of maximal force or to be lenis and unaspirated in JLE’s producing stops, so the case of voicing is not well differentiated. JE is also characterized as having the sound [th, nd, t] for voiceless interdental, voiced interdental, and flap respectively. In the meantime, JE diphtongs are focussed only in the nucleus to pronounce than its combination with the gliding, so that this results in differentiating the quality of producing the adjacent vowel sounds.